Around 1,200 people lost power in Galveston on Friday morning, after a Waste Management trash truck took down a utility pole near Seawall Boulevard.
Saturday morning, live shrimp supplies at most bait camps were out by 8 a.m. or earlier. Live croaker inventories were spotty, and most anglers were willing to take croaker in lieu of shrimp.
After hosting 110 teams and raising more than $3,000 during the inaugural Cougar Beach Bash, the sand volleyball tournament returns to East Beach with more than 150 players preregistered for the event.
Brothers Joey and Johnny Smecca grew up in the restaurant business, but took different paths in forming their partnership at the Galveston Restaurant Group and its diverse restaurants.
Probably one reason the ice cream tasted so good was that we were all hot and exhausted by the time it was ready. Now there's an easier way, though, and the finished product tastes just as good.
You can't get much easier than this: a quick wash, toss the okra with olive oil and roast for 40 minutes.
Last year, Clark's brownie cake won him $10,000 and bragging rights for creating the top dessert out of thousands of entries. This year, his Italian Cream Cheese Cake with Amaretto Orange Peel was tapped as one of the top two desserts in the country.
One problem with heavy, fresh fruit that is so widely available this time of year is that it sinks to the bottom of the muffin.
The Fourth of July hasn’t always been an occasion for hot dogs and potato chips. In the early days of the new nation, our Founding Fathers, including Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, ate heartier fare, including plenty of produce from their gardens.
There's a reason exercise is called a workout, fitness guru Bobby Whisnand said. Healthy bodies and healthy businesses aren't mutually exclusive, and he will elaborate on the importance of healthy employees in creating healthy businesses at a July 7 luncheon sponsored by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Homemade dressings are easier than you think. But with the supermarket stores’ multiple shelves dedicated to 80 different brands and bottles, you may ask, “Why bother?”
Don't get me wrong, I love the sweet potato, but these sticky-sweet, fake-crunchy fries that are being served all over the country just seem wrong.
Today is World Oceans Day, a day celebrated on June 8 since 1992 to recognize the economic, environmental and recreational roles the oceans play. Galveston's World Oceans Day event is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Stewart Beach Pavilion.
Texas City Chef Nancy Manlove will compete tonight on "Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament" on the Food Network channel.
Downtown Galveston Partnership will host its annual lofts tour Saturday.
By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
My solution for uniting everyone for breakfast is a make-ahead breakfast casserole, also called strata.
Strawberries have long been a crop in Galveston County and the surrounding area.
For the 20th year, the Galveston County Health District took time to recognize exemplary food safety practices in area food service establishments.
Champagne and strawberries make the perfect pair, so with this season's best berries ripe and ready, there's no better way to celebrate than to eat as many as you can.
More than a century of family meals form a backdrop for a new book documenting the women of Galveston’s Kempner family, “From Matriarch to Mayor.” Written by Elise Hopkins Stephens, the book examines the roles of four generations of women in the Kempner family, and their influence both within the family’s business interests and in developing the island’s community spirit.
Is it possible to make a homemade appetizer in just five minutes?
Let’s face it, breakfast in bed is fraught with potential disasters under even the best of circumstances.
By ALICIA ROSS
If the end of oyster season has you saying, “Aw, shucks,” San Leon will be the place to be on April 30. There, on what is by conventional wisdom the last day for eating oysters, the Texas Outdoor Coastal Council is holding the first San Leon Oyster Festival.
Cooking five pounds of salmon doesn’t take any longer than a few fillets as long as you leave enough space around each piece so it will cook evenly.
When the cast of “A Prairie Home Companion” takes the stage at The Grand 1894 Opera House on April 30, it’s likely the audience will leave hungry. They’ll be hungry for more episodes of the radio classic, but they’ll also have their appetites whetted by all the talk of food that swirls through each two-hour show.
The days are longer and the weather is warmer, so who wants to be stuck in the kitchen at dinnertime? A one-pot pasta dinner made entirely on the stove is the perfect solution. It’s quick-cooking, and cleanup is a snap.
Galveston County is blessed with an abundance of great restaurants of almost every kind. Barbecue? Check. Fresh seafood served in elegant surroundings? Check. Fresh seafood served on a paper plate? Check. Tex-Mex? Check and double check.
With only four ingredients in the skillet, you can start your timer with the ground chicken in the freezer and still have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes.
A night in the tropics leads to days of caring at the annual Libbie’s Luau — an evening of food, flowers and music with a colorful Hawaiian flair.
Cauliflower is taking the stage as a flexible, healthy and delicious leading vegetable.
There are plenty of other reasons to be a liver fan.
There are still rice farms and rice growers in Alvin and elsewhere in the area, carrying on a tradition that began before the Civil War.
If you’re puzzling over what came first, the chicken or the egg, ask Casey McAuliffe, manager of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market.
Napoleon said that " an army travels on its stomach," and that might be even more true of religious organizations.
We all know that Galveston County is full of great chefs, but who would have guessed they could be so ruthless? A second local chef recently sharpened her knives for “Cutthroat Kitchen,” Food Network’s hit show pitting three chefs against each other to compete for cash and glory.
It only comes once every four years and usually passes without much fanfare. Still, Feb. 29, Leap Day, deserves a little recognition. Actually, it deserves more than just a little celebration. For optimists, it’s a whole extra day we’re alive. Even for the negative thinkers, at least it moves that next dreaded birthday a little further away.
That intersection of food growing and food preparation is where Houston chef Monica Pope is most at home.
Valentine’s Day shines a spotlight on sweets, and while those heart-shaped boxes are usually filled with something chocolate, Austin resident Elbert Mackey would suggest something simpler. Mackey has devoted the last decade to elevating a former Southern staple, the tea cake, to a place at the table.
I recently had the opportunity to have a private lesson with Chef Ross Warhol of Gaido’s Pelican Club. Unfortunately, Ross is leaving Galveston to return to his home in New York.
The eight episodes in the first season of "Big Fish, Texas," which premieres tonight at 8 p.m., highlight some of the Gulf of Mexico's most prized fish as well as fishermen Buddy Guindon and his family, who catch and sell them at Katie's Fish Market.
The Galveston County Daily News is proud to introduce the newest member of our publishing family, Let’s Eat Out. Copies of the new magazine are included in today’s copy of The Daily News.
Dietitian Sharon Mitchener helps the county keep its food-related New Years resolutions.
Warm up your mornings with savory oatmeal.
The holidays may be over, but Galveston Restaurant Week has a gift for all of the area’s diners. Thirty-three of the island’s most-loved restaurants are bringing their customers special meals at special prices, making the middle two weeks of January prime time for trying new places, revisiting old favorites and setting a high bar for dining out in 2016. Restaurant Week runs through Jan. 23.
With so many people vowing to change their eating habits in January, there’s a flurry of activity looking into the hundreds of diet plans currently in the mainstream. Eat like a cave man? There are a hundred books and websites to tell you how. Eat like Oprah? For a monthly fee, Weight Watchers will channel her positive thoughts to your scale. Eat like a stressed, overscheduled, real-life individual? The solution may be to relax and eat like a guest at a spa.
A Galveston native discusses his life on the high seas, escaping pirates and rescuing refugees.
Among the many tastes and smells of the holiday season, gingerbread is one of the most traditional. Fragrant with spices and sweetened with earthy, less refined sugars, gingerbread is a staple of holiday baking, decorating and gifting.
Cooks and bakers are just about the easiest people to shop for. After all, they’re used to taking simple ingredients and combining them into something delicious, and they can do the same thing with a simple but thoughtful gift. Presents given to cooks have a wonderful tendency to boomerang, as the gift is put to use creating new treats to share. Tucking in a recipe that uses the gift can make that happen even faster.
During the holiday season, homemade gifts can show a special personal connection. Gifts from the kitchen are always popular, and many recipients look forward every year to a box of fudge, a beloved cheese ball or beautifully decorated cookies.
Not every meal created by a chef is an elaborate undertaking. Sometimes it’s so simple that a child could do it.
Banks and credit unions used to promote their “Christmas Club,” a savings plan where a customer put money in a special account all year so that December would be a little less stressful financially. While credit cards and other financial arrangements have made Christmas clubs dwindle, it’s a good approach for cooks to adopt, and it doesn’t take a yearlong effort.
Plenty of Southerners love pecans, but few are as eloquent about them as writer Truman Capote.
Chef's from Landry's restaurants across the country competed in the annual two-day Iron Chef competition at the Galveston Island Convention Center
Thousands of visitors to Moody Gardens’ Ice Land exhibit in the next six weeks will marvel at the work of the artisans from Harbin, China who created the spectacular ice carvings on display. Most of them will be unaware of the contributions of two sisters from Harbin who devoted the 45 days that it took to carve 8,000 blocks of ice to keeping the crew of ice carvers fed.
The quest isn't just for a memorable meal; the goal is also to bring back a taste of New Mexico that can be re-created at home when the next vacation seems too far away. Fortunately for Texans, the ingredients for duplicating New Mexican meals are easy to find, since many of them are staples of Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking.
Culinary tourism came to Galveston last week, when a Canadian travel company brought a bunch of food-loving travelers to the island as the culmination of an 11-day tour of Texas restaurants, farms, wineries and other points of interest.
Summer's over, and the oven is starting to look useful again. Pot roasts, casseroles with long cooking times, and oven-roasted vegetables are coming back into the cooking rotation, now that it's cool enough to keep the oven on for several hours at a time.
From a small coffee shop on a busy stretch of Broadway, Randy Abramson is bringing the cuisine of her native Cambodia to the Gulf Coast. Since opening the Happy Coffee Shop in 2012, her daily specials have introduced her customers to the noodle, rice and curry dishes of Cambodia, a cuisine described as more subtle than that of its neighbors Vietnam and Thailand.
After a one-year hiatus, the Galveston Restaurant Association brings back the Epicurean Evening event Tuesday night with new participants, old favorites, and a cadre of second-generation restaurateurs who are making their mark on the island’s dining scene.